Volleyball sweeps UNC-Pembroke in three games

SALISBURY, NC Catawba College defeated visiting UNC-Pembroke in three games in volleyball action on Tuesday night at Goodman Gym. The Lady Indians improve to 2-2, winning by the scores of 30-25, 30-22 and 30-28. UNC-Pembroke falls to 3-7. After jumping to a quick 4-0 lead in the opening game, Catawba had to fight back from a 23-19 deficit to take the first game. Elizabeth Hewitt (Hickory, NC) was key in the late run and posted seven kills, two blocks and an ace in the game. The Lady Indians won the final six points. Catawba held a comfortable lead for much of the second game, holding leads of 16-11 and 26-19. Crissi Harrison (Hickory, NC) had five kills in the game for Catawba, while Hewitt had four kills and a pair of blocks. Game three was very tight after Catawba jumped to a 6-2 edge. The Braves fought back and held a 17-14 advantage after consecutive kills by Stacy Norton (Hamlet, NC). Catawba rallied back, getting two kills by Harrison and a pair of kills and a block from Hewitt to go up 21-20. Hope Miller (Newton, NC) had three kills over the final seven points for the Lady Indians, including the final point. Summer Zuck (Kingston, TN) had four kills and a pair of aces in game three for Catawba. Norton led Pembroke with 13 kills and added 29 digs. Natalie Niesborella (Huntersville, NC) had 32 digs, while Jenn Paroda (Brownsville, PA) had 35 assists. MATCH SCORES 1 2 3 UNC-Pembroke (3-7) 25 22 28 Catawba (2-2) 30 30 30 Leaders Kills: C - Elizabeth Hewitt 14, Crissi Harrison 14, Hope Miller 12; P - Stacy Norton 13, Sara Harrison 11. Digs: C - Crystal Bonner 26, Miller 24; P - Natalie Niesborella 32, Norton 29. Blocks: C - Hewitt 0-3/3; P - Many with 1. Assists: C - Missy Bartholomew 33, Kelly Burdeau 20; P - Jenn Paroda 35. Aces: C - Hewitt 2, Summer Zuck 1; P - Harrison 1, Paroda 1.. ATT: 102 Time 1:24 #######

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